Coding Q&A with RMC: Meconium – Staining vs. Passage

RMC’s AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainers meet multiple times per week fielding questions from clients and staff.  Below is an actual question that was submitted, along with our team’s response.* Coding Question:  Can you please tell me the difference between Meconium...

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Tumor Lysis Syndrome (TLS)

Tumor Lysis Syndrome (TLS): is caused by massive release of potassium, phosphate and nucleic acids into the body. The result is high-levels of crystal formation which can cause extensive end organ damage, especially the kidneys. TLS is defined by lab criteria and is...

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Coding Q&A with RMC: CKD/DM/HTN

RMC’s AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainers meet multiple times per week fielding questions from clients and staff.  Below is an actual question that was submitted, along with our team’s response.* Coding Question:  I am in need of some clarification regarding coding of...

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CODING Q&A with RMC: Can coders interpret lab values?

RMC’s AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainers meet multiple times per week fielding questions from clients and staff.  Below is an actual question that was submitted, along with our team’s response.* CODING QUESTION: Dear Sir, I would like to know If physician has added in...

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Outpatient CDI Query Guidance Released

ACDIS has released an official stance on the outpatient CDI query process. Their position paper called, “Queries in outpatient CDI: Developing a compliant, effective process” addresses the significant differences between inpatient CDI and outpatient CDI.   This...

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